Small Business Saturday #SmallBizSat
For your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, Think Small: Saturday marks Small Business Saturday. #SmallBizSat was founded in 2010 to help small business get a larger share of the holiday spending.
small businesses drive much of the United States economy. Just how many small businesses are there in the U.S.? Currently, there are 28 million American small businesses, which account for 54% of all U.S. sales.
I’ve been a small business owner, and I know firsthand that the support of my local community is the difference between profit and loss. But this Saturday, I will be out supporting Small Business Saturday. Here are four ways you can support #SmallBizSat too.
4 Ways You Can Support Small Business Saturday
1. Shop Local
Instead of heading to the mall or the big box stores, on Small Business Saturday shop at your local neighborhood stores.
• farmers markets and grocery stores
• gift and clothing shops
• gas and service stations
• food trucks and restaurants
2. Spread the Word
Tell your family, friends and neighbors that you are supporting Small Business Saturday to help grow your local economy. Encourage them to #ShopSmall too.
3. Thank Your Local Shops
When you shop local on Small Business Saturday, tell your local shopkeepers that your are there on #SmallBizSat to support local businesses, and that you value their contribution to your community. Small business owners need to hear that their services matters to their community!
4. Shop Small Online
Many of your local stores have websites and you can support them online. So if your Thanksgiving holiday does not include fighting the holiday shopping crowds, you can still support #ShopSmall with just a few clicks, right from your own home.
See you Saturday!
about Anthony Caliendo:
As a corporate sales consultant, trainer and coach, I’m also an entrepreneur and sales professional with over 20 years of successful sales and sales management experience. My expertise in sales, marketing and business development spans from small business to international companies.
I’m the best-selling author of The Sales Assassin: Master Your Black Belt in Sales, winner of the 2015 USA Book News business book award for entrepreneurs and small business, and a 2016 finalist The Indie Book Awards.
I provide personal sales coaching; and consult, speak and train about growing and motivating your sales team to businesses, corporations and conferences across the nation, as well as a guest contributor and sales expert for TV and radio, and professional organizations.